Capitol Roundup from Rep. Mike Peifer

Pike County Residents Join Rally to Support Second Amendment Rights

Lawmakers and citizens from across the Commonwealth, including more than two dozen people from Pike County, descended on the state Capitol last month for the eighth annual rally in support of Second Amendment rights. Speakers discussed several bills aimed at protecting those rights, including one that would prohibit the enforcement of any federal law which attempts to register, restrict or ban a firearm or to limit the size of a magazine of a firearm in Pennsylvania. To watch video of the rally, visit the video section of

Rep. Mike Peifer welcomed Pike County residents to the Second Amendment Action Day rally at the state Capitol.

Tax Reform Measure Closes Loophole, Makes PA More Competitive

A bill to make comprehensive reforms to the state’s business tax system has earned House approval. These changes are important to Pennsylvania’s economic recovery and the effort to create a climate that encourages job creation and retention. At nearly 10 percent, the Commonwealth’s effective tax rate on large job creators is the worst in the nation. An employer looking to start a new business, or relocate an existing one, is less likely to come here because they can do business cheaper elsewhere. House Bill 440 aims to change that by lowering the Corporate Net Income Tax and uncapping the Net Operating Loss deductions businesses may take. Further, to ensure a level playing field for employers, the bill closes the Delaware Loophole that some companies have used to avoid paying their fair share. The bill is now awaiting action in the Senate.

Fish for Free Day Planned for May 27

Discover the joy of fishing by taking part in the first of two Fish for Free Days hosted by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. On Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, anyone is permitted to legally fish on the Commonwealth’s waterways without a license (other rules and regulations must be followed). Fish for Free Days are designed to introduce people of all ages to the sport of fishing. A second Fish for Free Day is planned on July 4. For more information about fishing in Pennsylvania, including licenses and seasons, visit
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